Thursday, December 31, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I know this is a little late, but forgive me! I had surgery on Monday and didn't have a chance to do this before. We didn't manage to get a Santa picture in time to include it here, but maybe in a later post. We may not show it! Jesstine was not NEARLY as laid back this year. Of course it was 7:45 at night and that is usually when she is in bed. So, until then, you will have to live with this little shot I managed to get in my home! Here are Jesstine's Christmas highlights!

Reading "The Christmas Story." She has asked for this often and loves pointing out all of the birds as well as naming Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph. She amazes me each day with how much she knows!

The Sunday before Christmas, a woman at church passed a little gift to Jesstine. Jesstine has carried it proudly!

My older sister came and spent 4 days with us including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Here is my niece, Charis, who is only a month and a half younger than Jesstine. They are starting to live up to the label "Double Trouble." Most of the gifts didn't have bows by Christmas day and the tree was missing a few ornaments! It was fun to see them interact though!

Here is "Double Trouble" on a last min. shopping trip in my sister's van. You can't see Jesstine as well, but she has a similar cup and is even wearing the same outfit as Charis.

More "Double Trouble."

On Christmas Eve we allowed Jesstine to open one gift from Mommy and Daddy before reading "The Christmas Story" and then going to bed. This year it was her baby doll! She has to go down the baby doll aisle at the end of each shopping trip. This baby was a surprise. You had to open the package to tell if it was a boy or girl.

This is Ariana Tina Hutchins getting her first bottle from her mommy. Jesstine fed her baby this bottle off and on for a good 15 mins!!!

Santa came for all of the kids on Christmas morning. Jesstine found a turtle under the tree. It is similar to a zebra we have at church that she can bounce and spin on.
Santa also brought her a pair of boots, pink of course!
Here is her loot. She also got a Diego cup and a puppy dog from Santa.

And her stocking: Dora, Diego and Boots figurines and Reese's Miniatures.

She eventually found her toybox from Santa too.
A puzzle from Aunt Ola.
She got some blocks from Aunt Grace as well as a Cinderella doll with her monogram on Cinderella's dress. Then Grandma got her a Disney Princess pack-n-play/ stroller (pram style) set.
Her Christmas Day loot!
Saturday after Christmas, we went to Grandmom's (Stephen's mom) house. Here are Daddy and Jesstine playing the piano.

Here she got a drum.
She played the drum for quite a while until she noticed her cousins' Cowboys uniforms. Her cousins are now affectionately known as "Nono" (Noah) and "EEEEN" (Ian).
She also got another pair of boots! This time pink leopard print!
And another baby doll to keep at Grandmom's due to a shortage of "girl" toys! She got much more than that, but this is what we had pictures of.
The next morning she got ready for church in one of her new dresses from Grandmom and was playing happily with her new shopping cart. I found this cute because she even placed her baby doll in the right spot!
It was a very blessed Christmas and we were so glad to have spent it with those that we love. We wish all of you a happy new year to come!
Lacie, Stephen and Jesstine

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